Literary

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"skillfully woven . . ."

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"an entertaining, engaging crime novel."

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“Clemmons’ voice is natural and appealing . . . and . . . what she is telling us is powerfully poignant and emotional, even at times, devastatingly resonant. . . .

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“a love story that is also a survival story of beauty and hope.”

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One could compare the artistic career of Clarence Major to that of musical genius Miles Davis. Major has always been miles ahead of other African American writers.

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This thought-provoking novel is set in the years just after the Civil War.

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“perfect for young children just learning America’s history, long-time history buffs, and readers who love a stroll down memory lane . . .”

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"Balm is a powerful tale of individual loves, longings, and losses . . ."

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“Makeda is beyond ambitious and imaginative and, at times challenging, but it is also well written and powerful, with an ending that is equal parts tragic and romantic in nature.